February 5, 2010

Watercolor Valentines

Art group made watercolor valentines today. Aren't they beautiful? A few notes for future: (1) these liquid watercolors are great, (2) cardboard works well as a protective barrier for the floor, (3) taping down the paint cups (applesauce/yogurt containers) prevents spills with the younger ones, (4) must invest in some good watercolor paper for future projects, and (5) be prepared to move quickly. The kids pumped out one valentine after another at a very quick pace which kept the mamas moving this morning...refilling paint, cutting out more hearts, trying to find enough drying spots,etc. We left most of them in the closet to dry. Can't wait to see how they will look when totally dry.

13 comments:

Lost in Sicily said...

Great idea and really beautiful!!!

likeschocolate said...

Very cute! Happy Valentines Day next week!

Juniper said...

What a sweet idea, (good tip on the cardboard backing too). Its a national holiday here on Wednesday so I was thinking of doing some Valentines themed arts and crafts with the kids, will definitely include this. Thanks!

Kelly said...

These are beautiful, and I'm sure the kids had fun with them!

Laurie said...

CUTE! (And Hannah loves to paint, believe it or not - better than crayons!)

Martha said...

I always love the projects that you write about and these certainly made me smile. What if you strung a line and used clothes pins for them to dry? What about using white candles to draw on them first and then paint in a sort of wax resist method. Easter eggs might be good that way.

Lora Barrett said...

I love when kids get so creative. Bravo to you for making it happen. Hope your house (and hearts) get filled with beautiful colors this Valentines!

Esther said...

Love the cardboard idea - newspaper just does not cut it! Always looking for projects for grandchildren - thanks for sharing!

Mom said...

You are the best and so are your young artists! They are just beautiful!

aimee said...

absofabbylutely delicious! i love the idea of taping the cups, and i have to admit that i am really impressed that the hearts stayed on the cardboard. in our house, the papers go everywhere but on the intended surface. let's just say that glitter paint is no longer allowed in our house. on the upside, everything around here is shining!

bchmomx3 said...

I think that we are going to be doing something similar this week.

Lynette said...

So simple, but so artistic. I'd love to receive a Valentine like that!

Cami said...

I want those watercolors! Those are beautiful valentines.